The 2013 football recruiting class at Colorado has grown to 16 in recent days with several new commitments to coach Mike MacIntyre.

The latest commitment came Monday when Kenneth Olugbode, a 6-foot, 180-pound prospect from Bellarmine Prep in San Jose switched his commitment from San Jose State, the program MacIntyre used to lead, to CU. Olugbode visited CU over the weekend and made his decision then, reported.

Olugbode played outside linebacker, tight end, running back and quarterback during his standout prep career and is likely to play either linebacker or safety for the Buffs. Linebacker was one of the top priorities for this recruiting class and Olugbode would be the fourth linebacker in the class if he ends up at the position.

Defensive end Tim Coleman, a product of Mullen High School in Denver, also switched his commitment to CU in recent days after initially committing to Colorado State.

While MacIntyre has added a few players to the class since being hired in December, the majority of the class was recruited by former coach Jon Embree and his staff. MacIntyre honored all those scholarship offers and most of the players who had committed to Embree opted to stay committed to CU after talking with MacIntyre.

Earlier this month, MacIntyre said he planned to sign approximately 18 recruits on national signing day Feb. 6, one week from Wednesday.


One member of the class is already enrolled in spring classes at CU and will compete in spring football. Markeis Reed, a 6-foot-5, 210-pound defender from Napa, Calif., played defensive end and linebacker in high school but will begin his college career as an outside linebacker.

Colorado has not earned a commitment from a player rated with four or five stars by any major recruiting service in this cycle. It's a source of consternation to diehard CU fans but isn't a surprise considering how low the program has sunk in the eyes of the rest of the nation.

CU is coming off the worst season in the modern era. The Buffs finished 1-11 and were blown out in most of their losses. CU hasn't been to a bowl game since 2007 and hasn't produced a winning season since 2005, three coaching staffs in the rearview. ranked CU's class in a four-way tie at No. 76 in the nation late Monday along with Colorado State, Boston College and San Diego State. CU's class ranks last in the Pac-12. Every other program in the conference is ranked in the top 55 with USC ranked highest at No. 7. Interestingly, defending conference champion Stanford is ranked 11th at No. 55.

2013 CU football commitments

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WR Bryce Bobo, 6-3, 175, Covina, Calif. (Charter Oak HS) three stars

DE Tim Coleman, 6-3, 243, Aurora, (Mullen HS) two stars

WR Elijah Dunston, 6-1, 180, West Hills, Calif. (Chaminade HS) three stars

LB George Frazier, 6-2, 230, Monrovia, Calif. (Monrovia HS) two stars

LB Jimmie Gilbert, 6-4, 205, College Station, Texas (A&M Consolidated HS) three stars

OL Gunnar Graham, 6-6, 280, Kentfield, Calif., (Marin Catholic HS) three stars

OL Jonathan Huckins, 6-4, 306, The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands HS) three stars

OL Sam Kronshage, 6-5, 290, The Woodlands, Texas (The Woodlands HS) three stars

RB Phillip Lindsay, 5-10, 173, Denver (Denver South HS) three stars

OL John Lisella, 6-4, 245, Littleton, (Columbine HS) two stars

QB Sefo Liufau, 6-4, 215, Tacoma, Wash. (Bellarmine Prep) three stars

ATH Kenneth Olugbode, 6-0, 180, San Jose, Calif. (Bellarmine Prep), two stars

WR Devin Ross, 5-9, 170, Mission Hills, Calif. (Bishop Alemany HS), three stars

ATH Ryan Severson, 5-11, 195, San Jose, Calif, (Valley Christian HS), two stars

OL Colin Sutton, 6-5, 290, Orange, Calif. (Lutheran HS) three stars


DE Markeis Reed, 6-5, 210, Napa, Calif. (Vintage HS) three stars